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Inspiring Anne of Green Gables Quotes

What makes “Anne of Green Gables” so inspiring over 100 years after it was written?  Her simple, poetic, yet driven approach to life is one that most of us cheer on!  Anne’s slow-paced life is ideal and longed for in today’s world. Enjoy these inspiring Anne of Green Gables quotes and leave me your favorite one in the comments below!



“All sorts of mornings are interesting, don’t you think?  You don’t know what’s going to happen through the day, and there’s so much scope for imagination.”  L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”  L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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When Anne says her prayers for the first time, I admit I laughed out loud when she asked God for her wants!  The way she ends her prayer, “Please let me stay at Green Gables; and please let me be good-looking when I grow up.”  L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

We’ve probably all prayed prayers we look back on with a grin and thought of disbelief that we’d say such things to the Father of all creation!

“It’s lovely to be going home and know it’s home.”  L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Anne and Puffed Sleeves

“….if you’d made just one of them with puffed sleeves.  Puffed sleeves are so fashionable now.  It would give me such a thrill….”  L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Okay, let me know in the comments if you have a dress with puffed sleeves!  You might be interested in this dress with puffed sleeves.

“Looking forward to things is half the pleasure in them….”  L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

The picnic is so exciting for Anne!  Secretly, you may have been excited for her too.  To taste ice cream for the first time.  She’s experiencing so many new things since moving to Green Gables.


“I love my garden, and I love working in it.  To potter with green growing things, watching each day to see the dear, new sprouts come up, is like taking a hand in creation, I think.  Just now my garden is like faith – the substance of things hoped for.”  L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

This post is a work in progress!  New quotes and a little commentary will be added along the way.  Share your favorite quote and watch for it to be added in this post!  Check back, for more is to come!

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